HOW I KEEP MY TEETH WHITE (5 simple tips to prevent yellow teeth + keep teeth healthy) 😁

HOW I KEEP MY TEETH WHITE (5 simple tips to prevent yellow teeth + keep teeth healthy) 😁


I’ve been asked again and again and
again – how do you keep your teeth white? I’m going to answer that question in
today’s video. I’m going to tell you what I do and what I don’t do and hopefully
it can help you keep your teeth looking white and healthy as well. If you’re
interested, keep watching. Hello hello! Welcome back to the whole happy life. My
name is Ria. Before we dive into today’s video, I need to say a few things just in
the interest of being transparent and open. The first thing is the color that
you see on camera.. the color of my teeth in the videos.. that’s actually brighter
than it is in real life and that’s because of the lighting but that being
said, I actually do have pretty white teeth I’ve been told. My father’s
mentioned it. My sister’s mentioned it. I’ve had a few friends mention it, so they are
pretty white but they’re not as white as they appear on camera. Just want to be
open and transparent. The second thing I wanted to mention is that I don’t do any
whitening, so we’re not going to talk about how to whiten your teeth in this
video. We’re going to talk more about how to prevent them from becoming more
yellow. That’s what I focus on. I’ve never done any professional whitening and the
last time I used an at-home whitening kit was 2004, so it’s been 15 years and I
haven’t done anything specific to whiten my teeth. I don’t have any at- home
remedies to whiten teeth. I just try to avoid staining and I avoid anything that
can yellow teeth. So now that you know what we’re gonna talk about in this
video and you have the background, let’s begin. Number one: avoid staining your
teeth with food and drink. Our teeth can become yellow because of a lot of
different reasons and one of the biggest ones is staining from foods that we
consume, especially the darker ones and the ones that we have on a regular basis.
So some of the darker foods that can stain your teeth include tea, coffee,
dark sodas like Cola, fruit juice like pomegranate juice, red wine as well as
some foods like blueberries and beets. While these foods certainly can stain
your teeth, it’s not practical to avoid them completely because a lot of them
actually do have health benefits. So you don’t need to be scared of having them
if you want to keep your teeth white. I would recommend that you just swish some
water in your mouth after you have these foods. As an example,
let’s say I have a blueberry smoothie that’s quite dark in color that could
stain my teeth. After I’ve had that smoothie, I’ll just swish some water
around in my mouth and spit it out and there we go. I don’t have to worry about
the staining as much. It’s quite simple. In the interest of keeping your teeth
healthy, I do need to mention something. So if you look online a lot of people
will tell you to brush your teeth after having something that can stain your
teeth. I’m not telling you to do that. I’m telling you to swish water, but they will
tell you to brush your teeth. Please do not do this. It’s actually a really bad
recommendation. A lot of foods are acidic and after we have those foods the enamel
which is the outer layer of our teeth tends to soften just a little bit for a
short period of time and if you are brushing your teeth immediately after
eating these kinds of foods, you’re slowly brushing away your enamel. That is
really not a healthy thing if you want healthy teeth long-term, so do not brush
your teeth immediately after eating. It’s important to wait an hour before you
brush your teeth. if you want to learn more about why that’s important, I do
have some links in the description by dentists and most dentists do not
recommend brushing your teeth immediately after eating. This leads me
to number two – which is avoid damaging your enamel. As I mentioned, enamel is the
outer layer of your teeth and underneath that there’s something called dentin.
Dentin is a yellowish color and once your
enamel wears away.. what can happen is that the dentin underneath can start to
peek through. So even if your teeth aren’t stained, just because your enamel
is thinner, your teeth will look yellow. That is why it’s so important to take
care of your enamel and prevent it from wearing away because once it’s gone- it’s
gone. You really can’t bring it back, so take
care of it. What can you do to take care of your enamel?
First things first… whenever you have something acidic, even if it’s not a dark
color.. for example white wine or orange juice or pineapple juice anything that’s
acidic even if it’s light can potentially wear away your enamel. So
it’s a good idea to swish some water in your mouth afterwards. Another thing you
could do to protect your enamel if you’re drinking anything that is acidic
is to drink it with a straw. Preferably a reusable straw so you’re not
creating all this waste but that’s not something that I personally do. I will
just do the swishing afterwards. Or I will avoid any really acidic foods that
I don’t really need to have. Another thing you can do to keep your enamel
healthy and to keep your teeth whiter for longer as a result of that is to
drink a lot of water. Stay hydrated. When you have a dry mouth and there’s not
enough saliva, there’s more acids in the mouth and that can cause enamel damage.
So it is a good idea to stay really hydrated – produce enough saliva and then
your enamel will be healthier as a result of that. Number three: keep it
clean. Keeping your teeth clean can go a long way when it comes to having a
whiter and brighter smile. I’ll tell you why. When you have plaque buildup on your
teeth, it can come across as yellowing. A very pale yellow tint on your teeth. I
have noticed that about certain people. When they go for a dental cleaning even
if they haven’t had a whitening, their teeth look much brighter than they did
before the cleaning. That’s basically because the dental hygienist got rid of
the plaque. What can you do to attack the plaque? There are a few things.First is
to brush your teeth every single day twice a day for two minutes. I know this
sounds really basic. It is but there are so many people I know who don’t do that.
Second thing is if you want to consider trying an electric toothbrush, give it a
shot. I have seen big difference in how my teeth look and how they feel and my
gum health as well since switching over to an electric toothbrush. So I
definitely do think it makes a difference. Try a sensitive head first
because I tried a regular head and it did not work well for me. So try a
sensitive head and see if that works for you. Third thing is get a dental cleaning
twice a year if you can because that makes such a big difference. There’s only
so much our toothbrushes can do and flossing at home can do. Sometimes you
just need that extra help from professional to get rid of that plaque. It
makes a really big difference. I’ve been having dental cleanings twice a year for
the past 15 years…have been very diligent about it and it really does
make a difference in keeping my teeth whiter and brighter.
Number four is to eat more fibrous food. This is something that I do and I do
find that it makes a difference when you’re eating more fibrous food such as
cauliflower or celery… anything that has quite a bit of fiber basically that
fiber is scrubbing away at the plaque on your teeth and your teeth will stay
cleaner for longer and it does make a difference over time. Especially when
you’re consistent with it. Number five is to cut back on sugar. Now sugar has many
different health issues associated with it but it’s also not good for your teeth.
And I find that when I eat something that’s really sugary my mouth tends to
have this sort of acidic taste in it. It’s because the sugar is being
converted to acid by the bacteria in my mouth and that can potentially wear away
the enamel or weaken the enamel over time. So if you want healthy, bright teeth
and you want to protect your enamel a good idea is to limit the sugar.
Basically you need to remember three things. One is to avoid staining your
teeth. Two is to avoid damaging your enamel and three is to avoid plaque
buildup and if it does build up- remove it. Get it done by a professional.
Basically that’s what I do to keep my teeth white. I don’t use any whitening
toothpaste in particular. I don’t do any other whitening things. I don’t have any
at home remedies. Just trying to avoid yellowing the teeth and that’s my
approach and hopefully some of these tips can work for you too. If you’ve ever
tried whitening at home or you’ve done it professionally and had a good
experience or if you had a bad experience, let me know in the comments
below because I am very curious to know what people’s experiences are. When I
tried whitening it wasn’t so great for my tooth sensitivity. They became very
sensitive so that’s why I just tried that at-home whitening kit once and then
never again. It just didn’t work with my teeth but I’m curious to know what your
experience is. Anyway if you enjoyed this video do give it a thumbs up and don’t
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